“Santa Claus is coming to town!” Currently LLSing (last song syndrome-ing) on this particular Christmas song since my drive home from our Cebu Fashion Bloggers Christmas dinner last night.  Holiday songs has been on loop on my car’s MP3 deck since December 13,  the day I started my 12-day countdown to the most wonderful time of the year – Christmas!

And the holiday embellishments around the metro added to the festive mood, making everyone even more thrilled for Christmas Day! One of the holiday traditions many of us Cebuanos embrace is putting up and decorating a Christmas tree in our homes; where we then set the presents at its foot to be opened on Christmas morning.

But that yuletide tradition is not only limited to our homes. Many hotels, malls and establishments also adopted this tradition. And today, I have listed exquisitely stunning yuletide trees around Metro Cebu in 2015.

1. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Tree of Hope

28 November 2015, Marco Polo Hotel Cebu had the traditional tree lighting of the Tree of Hope. The beautiful tree also gives the guests the chance to reach out to the beneficiaries of GMA Kapuso Foundation through pinning of Christmas Balls. Donating PhP200 will allow you to hang a Christmas Ball with your Christmas wish attached to it on the magnificent floor-to-ceiling Christmas Tree.

Also, from December 16-30, enjoy a grand holiday feast as Cafe Marco serves up a festive season spread with yuletide favorites such as Christmas Ham, Prime Beef, Chicken Relleno and more alongside Cafe Marco’s International Buffet selections.

For Marco Polo Plaza Cebu inquiries and reservations, contact (63) (32) 253 1111 or email fb@marcopolocebu.com.

Marco Polo Tree 2015



2. Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa

The beautiful holiday set-up of the nativity scene with capiz chandelier tree on it’s background welcomes you at the lobby. Also, spot a taller tree at the check-in lounge area.

And this holiday season, Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa has cooked-up a feast of flavors to be served at the resort’s dining outlets. Enjoy a delightful festive full course meal at Cowrie Cove, an authentic Italian sit-down fare at Acqua and a Festive Buffet at Tides from December 24 -31, 2015.

For Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa  inquiries and reservations, contact (63) (32) 231 0288 or email fbreservations.mac@shangrila.com

Shangri-La Christmas 2015 2



3. Swissmas at Movenpick Hotel Cebu

A beautiful fir tree adorned with silver trimmings and surrounded by reindeers greets you at the lobby lounge of the Movenpick Hotel Cebu. Also, say hello to Christmas Sandman at the beachfront of the property.

The resort also celebrates Swissmas, that’s Christmas the Swiss way! On Christmas Eve, enjoy a Swissmas family feast at The Sails and indulge in a wide assortment of this season’s culinary delights and classic confections. Included on the buffet spread are premium seafood selections including oysters, prawns, mussels, crabs, scallops and steamed grouper. Plus, the famous Cebu boneless lechon and roasted turkey on the carvery are sure to delight diners!

For Movenpick Hotel Cebu inquiries and reservations, contact (63) (32) 492 7777 or email hotel.cebu@movenpick.com.

Movenpick Swissmas 2015

Swissmas at Movenpick Cebu


4.Walk among Stars at Maribago Bluewaters

Maribago Bluewaters celebrated its annual resort-wide parol lighting festival last November 21st. The event was highlighted with a heart-warming ukelele performance by the kids of Canjulao Elementary School and a Christmas Barrio Fiesta buffet.

Check out the large lantern art display  “Balay Parol” at Maribago Bluewaters.

Balay Parol 2 - Bluewater Maribago



5. Sarrosa Hotel’s Chocolatey Christmas

A silver and white Christmas tree would be hard to miss when dropping by at Sarrosa Hotel’s lobby. And this year, Sarrosa Hotel partnered with the Chocolate Chamber to raise funds for Cacao de Filipinas Fellowship with every Christmas Ball of Hope offered .



6. The Giant Tree at The Northwing of SM City Cebu 

One thing for sure, this year’s SM City Cebu’s tree is waaaaay better than their tree in 2014. And aside from the Christmas tree, the Christmas Village has been a constant attraction every year.

And take note of SM City Cebu’s Holiday Mall Hours

December 24 & 31 – 9AM -7PM

December 27- 30 – 10AM -10PM

January 1, 2016 – 12noon -9PM

7. Vito Selma’s Christmas Tree at The Gallery of Ayala Center Cebu 

This tree somehow reminds me of a space rocket getting ready to launch to space. Teehee. This artsy tree by Vito Selma is classy and chic that blends well with The Gallery’s motif and style.

Also, don’t miss the Symphony of Lights at The Terraces which shows every night!

And yes, reminding everyone of Ayala Center Cebu’s Holiday Mall Hours:

December 23 – 10am-10pm

December 24 -10am-7pm

December 25 12noon- 10pm

December 26-30 Regular mall hours 10AM-9PM

December 31 – 10am – 7PM

January 1 – 12noon to 10PM

Ayala Center Cebu



8. Radisson Blu Cebu’s Blue Christmas

This year Christmas looks bluer than the previous one. And this beautiful floor-to-ceiling lobby centerpiece is just stunning!


9. Fuente Circle’s Tree

The most stunning Fuente Circle Holiday Tree so far, this giant holiday tree is hard to miss when driving or passing by the busy Fuente Osmena  round-about.



10. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino’s A Crystal Christmas to Remember

Situated at the grand lobby, Waterfront Lahug’s twenty feet tall tree is adorned with different white crystals, complimented with glittering silver decors.

And this holiday season, special Christmas Day Menu is offered at the food outlets along the Gourmet Walk on December 24 -25.

For reservations, call (63) (32) 232 6888 local 8208 & 8209.



So which one is your favorite tree this year? Or did we miss any of your favorites? Tell us!